Sunday, July 29, 2007
Ok, don't make fun of me for calling my new ponies 'sweet', but they are. So far they are doing really good and are cute as well as sweet. Now they are looking for us to pet them and give them treats and are leaning to leed really good. They are excepting fly spay even if they don't like it, and are sort of learning to pick up their hooves to be cleaned. Traveler seems to learn things really fast. More photos to come.
Posted by Sage at 2:24 PM
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Ok, OK, Ok, I know. It's been a long time since I have posted. What can I say, except I have been busy. We have 2 new ponies. Yes, these two are really ponies. One is a 2 year old Mini/Shetland cross named Stormy, and the other is a yearling that is Tennessee Walker and Shetland, named Traveler. At least those are their names for the time being. They had those names when I got them. I don't know if I will change them or not. Both are actually half brothers on the mom's side and she is the Shetland Pony. But they both look really different taking after their sires. Stormy is solid black and Traveler is a tri-color pinto. Neither of them had been handled much when I got them so we are starting at the most basic of basic training. At this point they are finally letting us pet them and taking treats from our hands. They will sort-of lead after we get halters on them. Sometimes that is no problem, other times it involves all kinds of ways, mostly treats, to catch them and get the halters on. But it is fun. I think they will make really good pets in the future, and possibly Traveler will be big enough to ride. I think it would be loads of fun to get a cart and teach them to drive. I have never driven so it will be a learning prossess for me, too. Of course I can't afford a cart, so may see if we can build a very simple one. I hope to post lots of photos of them.
Posted by Sage at 9:42 AM